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Have Arsenal caught up with Tottenham?

Have Arsenal caught up with Tottenham?

We all knew there was a top player in Henrikh Mkhitaryan and his pal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has an awesome goal scoring record.

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech will be handed a late fitness test after limping off against Everton last week with a calf problem. He joined Arsenal in 2015 and has made nearly 100 league appearances for them, but, at 35, his best years are now behind him.

Spurs have become less reliant on their full-backs and have utilised the pace of Son Heung-min and Dele Alli. But especially at "home", the Wembley, Spurs have been fantastic.

The Belgian defender has been out of action for three months with a hamstring injury, but made his return to first team action in Wednesday nights FA Cup replay against League 2 Newport County.

He is arguably the best pure creator in the world, making 3.7 key passes per 90 minutes according to Whoscored.com, and he just makes the Arsenal attack click. It goes to show for their inconsistency and you'll never be sure what to expect. Kane is the obvious shout and at 3/1 that's probably about right. Spurs struggle to attract elite players due to a lower wage budget (and lack of trophies) so need to focus instead on players who are either a low-risk gamble or a young star with potential.

Spurs fans, having seen their side seriously challenge for the Premier League title in the two previous seasons, all but gave up their hopes of becoming champions following the defeat.

It's impossible to look past the Spurs in this one.

The Gabonese global striker turns 29 this summer - the same age as Mkhitaryan and Ozil - which would suggest that whilst this exciting attack may not provide a long-term solution, it should be enough to elevate the club back into challenging for a top four slot at least.

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Dutch striker Robin van Persie put the hosts ahead 4-2 but Tottenham dragged themselves back into the game through Jermaine Jenas, who curled one in.

Dier looks a little flat-footed at the moment and appears particularly immobile when asked to suddenly backpedal towards his own goal.

Spurs eventually won 3-1, Gary Lineker scoring twice.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his debut against Everton and is the most likely player to score again for the Gunners.

Harry Kane has registered six goals in six Premier League meetings with Arsenal.

Spurs didn't help themselves by deploying a unusual 4-4-2 diamond formation (they improved greatly in the second half after switching to a 4-2-3-1; we won't see the diamond again any time soon) but Liverpool deserve credit for their approach.

The Algeria worldwide is angry about not being allowed to join Manchester City during the January transfer window and has been absent from training sessions.